Jersey Barnes thinks she has retired from a risk-filled career as a private security specialist. A sexy, hard-hitting brunette, she's ready to enjoy her newfound free time and is looking forward to leaving home without a weapon.
But when her boyfriend asks her for a simple favor, she can't turn him down. What should be a routine surveillance job lands Jersey smack-dab in the middle of a high-stakes cover-up, a double kidnapping, and a scheme that may steal millions of dollars from hard-working Americans.
With input from her business partner, Ox (a Lumbee Indian whose savory looks she can't quite ignore), a comedic group of her aging father's poker buddies, a computer hacker named Soup, and a faithful dog, Jersey sets out to prevent what might be the cyber crime of the century
In Southern Fatality, T. Lynn Ocean serves up an action-packed, sun-soaked adventure set in the historic port city of Wilmington, North Carolina.
Advance Praise for Southern Fatality
"Ocean puts the D in dangerous."
---John Hart, author of The King of Lies
"Southern Fatality reads like a string of firecrackers---one bang after another. The action is nonstop and the tone is smart and sassy. Jersey Barnes is a character with moxie, manners, and mental acuity--a protagonist to root for!
---Carolyn Haines, author of Penumbra and Fever Moon
Ocean (Sweet Home Carolina) reinforces her reputation for creating strong Southern heroines with this sexy, fast-paced adventure, the first in a new series to feature Jersey Barnes, a marine MP turned South Carolina private security investigator. Tough, witty Jersey has decided to retire and maybe even settle down with her boyfriend, Bill, when he asks her to help his old friend Lolly, a gorgeous blonde who wants to find out if her wealthy new husband is cheating on her. Grudgingly taking on one last case, Jersey finds not philandering but a kidnapping, plans to unleash a computer virus and a coverup that could ruin one of America s largest banks. The supporting cast includes Ox, her high school best friend and unofficial spiritual adviser; Soup, an ex-Fed computer geek and gourmand; Trish, an expert at surveillance; and Spud, Jersey s wacky, elderly dad, who drags his geriatric poker buddies along for the ride. Ocean s tightly woven, fast-moving plot keeps readers entertained right up to the explosive ending.